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12 December 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
Midland farmers have until 31 January to apply for £5,000 grant

Farmers in the Midlands have until 31 January to apply for an environmental grant of up to £5,000. The Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme...


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12 December 2018 | News,NFU,Renewables and Environment
Farming’s crucial environmental role showcased at landmark conference

The vital role farming plays in protecting and enhancing the environment was underlined at a landmark conference hosted by the NFU on Tuesday. Farm...


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12 December 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Farmers urge Government to postpone 'Making Tax Digital' plans

The Government has been urged to postpone its plans for the introduction of “Making Tax Digital” which will require the digital recording and submissi...


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12 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer who won unique '£1 a year' farm tenancy appears in court

A farmer who beat thousands of other hopefuls to take over a farm for just £1 a year has appeared in court over animal health charges. Daniel Jones...


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11 December 2018 | Dairy,News,Produce
New Codes of Practice to safeguard UK cheese and cream standards

Two new industry Codes of Practice on compositional standards for cheeses and creams have been launched. The Codes carry forward standards from a n...


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11 December 2018 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment
Online calculator developed for farmers to cut ammonia emissions

A new online calculator has been developed to help farmers and others to design woodlands to capture airborne ammonia and so reduce air pollution. ...


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11 December 2018 | News,NFU,Renewables and Environment
Farmers encouraged to support Big Farmland Bird Count 2019

Farmers across the country are being urged to take part in the Big Farmland Bird Count which is back for the sixth successive year. The nationwide ...


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11 December 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce
Free range egg industry reiterates over-expansion warning

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has re-stated its warning about over-expansion after bird numbers surged by a million in jus...


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11 December 2018 | Government,News,NFU
NFU agrees six principles for post-Brexit farming amid political turmoil

The NFU have agreed six principles to encourage the best outcome for British farmers when the UK leaves the EU next year following further political t...


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11 December 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
£80m boost for Glastir and Sustainable Production Grant

Over £80m has been announced to extend Glastir agreements, investment through the Sustainable Production Grant and the continuation of the Farm Busine...


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11 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News
Farmer fined £40,000 after worker left severely injured following fall

A farming company has been fined £40,000 for breaches of health and safety legislation after an employee sustained severe injuries following a fall fr...


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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Claudia Schiffer agrees to pay £8,000 after dog attack on sheep

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer has reportedly agreed to pay out £8,000 after her dog killed a pregnant sheep and mauled two others. Northampton...


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10 December 2018 | Cattle,Finance,News
Deadline approaching for Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme

Eligible farmers are reminded to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) before the deadline of 31 December 2018. The scheme prov...


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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Scheme to help monitor pig herd health relaunched​

Farmers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and ...


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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Meat,News
Small family-run abattoirs struggle to install compulsory CCTV

Small family-run abattoirs are struggling to install CCTV as part of a new Government law demanding compulsory installation. Legislation to make CC...



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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Out-of-control dog kills 2 sheep with further 6 put down

Two sheep have been mauled to death and a further six had to be destroyed after a vicious dog attack in Shropshire. The incident happened between S...


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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News,Sheep
Devon farmer jailed for letting livestock starve

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has jailed and banned from keeping cows and sheep. William Douglas Dolley...


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10 December 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Supermarkets
Waitrose to use small robots to farm its food in new trial

Retailers are to start selling food produced by UK-made robots in a project led by Waitrose. Autonomous robots will start cultivating wheat fields ...


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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce
'Cheap, lower-welfare food': Renewed warning over post-Brexit deal with US

A leading academic has issued a renewed warning that a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could result in the UK being flooded with cheap, ...


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9 December 2018 | Government,News
New report looks at outlook for UK agriculture in 2019

AHDB has produced a report on the outlook for UK agriculture in 2019, but the report's author warns that forecasts could change depending on the outco...


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8 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News
Bluetongue virus detected in two French cattle in Yorkshire

Farmers have been urged to increase their vigilance for bluetongue virus after the disease was picked up in two cattle imported from France in Yorkshi...


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7 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
EU moves to re-open glyphosate issue 'politically motivated', Tory MEPs say

Conservative MEPs have condemned EU moves to re-open the decision to licence glyphosate as "politically motivated". The European Parliament's Speci...


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7 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Bluetongue detected in French heifer in Northern Ireland

Northern Irish farmers have been encouraged to remain vigilant after Bluetongue was detected in a heifer imported from France. The animal, which wa...


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7 December 2018 | Appointments,Government,News
Farmers congratulate incoming first minister for Wales Mark Drakeford

The Welsh farming industry has congratulated Mark Drakeford for becoming the the next first minister of Wales. A keen supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, D...


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7 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Tech developed to prevent culling of one-day-old male chicks

Technology has been developed in Germany to prevent the culling of one-day-old male chicks. The first eggs produced by hens that have been through ...


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7 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Barley yellow dwarf virus survey seeks to improve management

Farmers are being encouraged to take part in a survey as part of efforts to improve barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) management in winter cereal crops...


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7 December 2018 | Meat,News,Poultry,Rural Life,Shows and Events
#BuyMyTurkey: Farmers and public celebrate buying local this Christmas

Farmers are being urged to take to social media today to share messages of why buying local is important during the festive period. To raise the pr...



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